Printable Version of Concord City Council Agenda
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City of Concord California


REGULAR MEETING OF THE CONCORD CITY COUNCIL/CITY COUNCIL SITTING AS THE LOCAL REUSE AUTHORITY/CITY COUNCIL SITTING AS THE CONCORD/PLEASANT HILL HEALTH CARE DISTRICT

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
7:00 p.m.
City Council Chamber
1950 Parkside Drive, Concord, CA

NOTE THE LATER STARTING TIME



ROLL CALL

PLEDGE TO THE FLAG - Vice Mayor Hoffmeister

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

  1. PRESENTATIONS
    1. Presentation - by Lillian Roselin, Executive Director of the John Muir/Mt. Diablo Community Health Fund on "Building Bridges to Better Health." Introduction by Mayor Grayson.
    2. Presentation - by Carol Longshore, Concord Historical Society, on the Concord Museum and Event Center. Introduction by Mayor Grayson.
    3. Presentation - by Dave Pittman, Tobacco Prevention Coalition, regarding the City of Concord's e-cigarette policy. Introduction by Mayor Grayson.
  2. ANNOUNCEMENTS

    CITY COUNCIL MATTERS

  3. CITY COUNCIL CONSENT ITEMS:
    1. Approving - the minutes from the meeting of March 31, April 28, May 5, and May 12, 2015. (No Fiscal Impact) Recommended by the City Clerk.
    2. Consenting - to the City of Pleasant Hill's request to allow Sunvalley Mall and certain other City of Concord commercial properties to be included in the Pleasant Hill Landscaping and Lighting Assessment District #20, Commercial Area Landscaping and Lighting. Resolution No. 15-31 for adoption. (No Fiscal Impact) Recommended by the Director of Public Works.
    3. Approving - appropriation of funds from the Police Department's Operating Budget in the amount of $44,252 for the sole-source purchase of less-lethal extended impact weapons from Sage Ordnance Systems Group. (General Fund) Recommended by the Chief of Police.
    4. Approving - the annual review and update of the City's Investment Policy to ensure compliance with the provisions of the California Government Code governing investment of public funds. Staff is proposing three modifications to the Investment policy as recommended by the City's investment advisor, Public Financial Management (PFM), and supported by the City's Treasurer and the City's Director of Finance. (No Fiscal Impact) Recommended by Director of Finance.
    5. Approving - an Amendment to the Professional Services Agreement with Thor, Inc. in the amount of $57,000 for a total not-to-exceed amount of $177,000 in the initial term, and authorizing the City Manager to execute the Amendment. (General Funds) Recommended by the Director of Information Technology.
  4. CITY COUNCIL CONSIDERATION ITEM:
    1. Considering - the City of Concord 2015 Drought Strategy. Report by Director of Public Works, Justin Ezell.

      Staff Recommendation: Hear the report, take public testimony, consider the information, and provide direction to staff.
  5. CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING:
    1. Landscape and Lighting Maintenance Districts - confirming the assessment diagrams and levying the annual assessments for Fiscal Year 2015-16 related to the following landscape and lighting maintenance districts. (Funded by Landscape and Lighting Assessment Districts) Report by David Boatwright, Senior Administrative Analyst.

      1) Confirming the Assessment Diagram and Levy of Assessments for the Downtown Landscape Maintenance District for Fiscal Year 2015-16. Resolution No. 15-33 for adoption.

      2) Confirming the Assessment Diagram and Levy of Assessments for the Pine Hollow Estates Landscape and Lighting Maintenance District for Fiscal Year 2015-16. Resolution No. 15-34 for adoption.

      3) Confirming the Assessment Diagram and Levy of Assessments for the Landscaping and Lighting Maintenance District No. 3 for Fiscal Year 2015-16. Resolution No. 15-35 for adoption.

      4) Confirming the Assessment Diagram and Levy of Assessments for the Citywide Street Lighting Assessment District for Fiscal Year 2015-16. Resolution No. 15-36 for adoption.

      Staff Recommendation: Hear the report, take public testimony, consider the information, and provide direction to staff.


    CITY COUNCIL SITTING AS THE LOCAL REUSE AUTHORITY

  6. LOCAL REUSE AUTHORITY CONSENT ITEM:
    1. Approving - an amendment to the Master Agreement for Professional Services associated with preparation of site wide permits for sensitive habitat and species on the Concord Naval Weapons Station with H.T. Harvey & Associates (HTH), not to exceed $15,000. Total funding since 2009 is $436,593. Recommended by the Local Reuse Authority Executive Director.
  7. LOCAL REUSE AUTHORITY CONSIDERATION ITEM:
    1. Considering and approving - Agreements to Negotiate between Catellus Development Corporation and the City of Concord Local Reuse Authority and Lennar Concord, LLC and the City of Concord Local Reuse Authority. Report by Mike Wright, Executive Director, Local Reuse Authority.

      Staff Recommendation: Hear the report; take public testimony; approve the final Agreement to Negotiate between Catellus Development Corporation and the City of Concord Local Reuse Authority and Lennar Concord, LLC and the City of Concord Local Reuse Authority; and authorize the City Manager to execute the Agreements.


    CITY COUNCIL SITTING AS THE CONCORD/PLEASANT HILL HEALTH CARE DISTRICT

  8. CONCORD/PLEASANT HILL HEALTH CARE DISTRICT CONSIDERATION ITEM:
    1. Consideration - of the appointment of Councilmember Helix to serve on the John Muir/Mt. Diablo Community Health Fund Board. (No Fiscal Impact) Report by Joelle Fockler, City Clerk.

      Staff Recommendation: Appoint Councilmember Helix to serve on the John Muir/Mt. Diablo Community Health Fund Board until December 31, 2016.
  9. CORRESPONDENCE - City Council correspondence not selectively included in the following list is available for inspection during normal business hours by contacting the City Clerk at 671-3390.
  10. PUBLIC COMMENTS ON PRESENTATION ITEMS
  11. CLOSED SESSION REPORTS
  12. COUNCIL AND STAFF REPORTS
  13. ADJOURNMENT

NEXT REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING: 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 2, 2015..



Notice to Public

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The following is a list of regular Council Committee meeting dates. Most meetings are held in the Garden Conference Room, 1950 Parkside Drive, Concord. NOTE: Meetings are subject to change or cancellation. For latest information and committee agendas please call 671-3158.

Correspondence received that constitutes a public record under the Public Records Act concerning any matter on this agenda is available for inspection during normal business hours by contacting the City Clerk's office at 1950 Parkside Drive, Wing A, Concord, CA.

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Committee Chair/Member Meeting Time
Housing and Economic Development Helix/Leone 4th Monday, 5:30 pm, Garden Conference Room
Infrastructure and Franchise Hoffmeister/Birsan 2nd Monday, 5:30 pm, Garden Conference Room
Policy Development and Internal Operations Grayson/Hoffmeister 2nd Thursday, 5:30 pm, Garden Conference Room
Recreation, Cultural Affairs and Community Services Helix/Grayson 4th Thursday, 5:30 pm, City Manager's Conference Room
Youth and Education Leone/Birsan 3rd Monday, 5:30 pm, Garden Conference Room
 
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